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Research and Connection Cluster Funding 

The FREE Center awarded funding to 12 Research and Connection Clusters for the spring 2024 semester.

FREE Center Research and Connection Clusters bring together scholars across campus around shared areas of interest related to feminist research, education, and engagement, broadly defined. Grants of $500 to $1,000 were awarded to clusters to help fund a variety of activities, such as books and supplies, catered meetings, workshops, and cultural and community events.

More information about future requests for funding will be shared in fall 2024.

Graduate Small Grants for Feminist Scholarship

Graduate Small Grants for Feminist Scholarship is a new funding opportunity for Ohio State graduate students engaged in feminist research and/or creative practice.

The FREE Center program awards grants of up to $500 to currently enrolled master’s and doctoral students. Students from all departments across campus are welcome to apply. Funds may be used to conduct research or develop creative projects; travel for research presentations, performances, or exhibitions; provide payment to human subjects; and purchase research/creative practice-related materials and supplies.

To apply, please submit the following items via the Qualtrics application form:

  • A proposal of 300-350 words that describes the project, its purpose, and its significance/relevance to the field of feminist studies.
  • A budget and timeline describing how the funds will be used.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2024
Award Announcement: April 19, 2024
Awards to be used by June 30, 2025